The Alternative Comedy Experience. Stewart Lee. Image credit: Comedy Central.

Alternative Comedy Experience

David O'Doherty, Kevin Eldon, Susan Calman and Josie Long are the comedians given stage time this week. For a show that includes the word 'alternative' in its title, each act gets surprisingly little time before the director cuts away to a different routine. You'd think this show would be beyond such 'ADHD' stuff. Anyway, we guess we should just be pleased there's a platform for this kind of comedy at all. Stewart Lee is in charge. Comedy Central, 11pm. Guide

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